Towards universal high quality early childhood education

Irvine, Susan Lee, Cornish, Ros, Rutherford, Lynne, Butcher, Lyndsay, Cole, Debbie, Callaghan, Ruth, & Hunt, Amanda (2009) Towards universal high quality early childhood education. Reflections, pp. 4-11.

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The Australian Government has committed $970 million over 5 years to fund the expansion of preschool education and has established a National Early Childhood Education Partnership Agreement with States and Territories to achieve universal preschool access by 2013. The Partnership Agreement acknowledges the role of State and Territory Government in preschool education, and different approaches to preschool provision. It also recognises differences in current preschool participation rates across states and territories. This paper offers snapshots of a number of different models of preschool provision, spanning traditional sessional approaches to some integrated and innovative approaches within the long day care context. The paper explores the newer long day care model and offers recommendations for the delivery of preschool education within this different context.

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ID Code: 33048
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: universal preschool, early childhood policy, integrated approaches
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2010 22:04
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:12

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